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|Heraklion city centre|
|Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER): 3 mi from city centre|
Planning a holiday to Heraklion? Crete top the list of best places in Greece to spend the holidays. Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Heraklion International Airport (HER) on liligo.com. Catch low cost flights to Heraklion for the cheapest fares. EasyJet, Jet2 and Thomson Airways all fly from London and the UK.
Heraklion is definitely a summer destination. Crete enjoys hot and dry summers with clear skies, often with cool breezes which is perfect. Winters are also popular for those escaping the cold. Days are mild here with very little rain.
Direct flights to Heraklion take 4 hours from London.
Heraklion was home to the Minoans, where the story of the Minotaur unfolded, has some impressive Byzantine churches as well as some Venetian fortresses too. It's a sunny paradise just waiting for you to arrive.
Palace of Knossos: Remember the story of the Minotaur? That all took place here. It's just 5m south of the city, easily reached with a Heraklion car hire. The ruins here show that the palace was inhabited from the Neolithic period all the way to Roman times.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum: Crete is home to some impressive archaeological sights. The main museum is the best place to start if the history of this impressive island interests you. Don't miss the Snake Goddess statue or the Bull-leaping fresco!
Amoudara: Let's not forget the city's beaches! The city has a 3 km-long beach called Amoudara that is lined with plenty of cafes, restaurants and hotels. It's the perfect place to spend your days.
Find more information on Heraklion.gr.
Heraklion has only a couple hostels for budget travellers but you'll find that most visitors stay in beach-side resorts, hotels or hire private residences for their holidays. If you're visiting in summer, make sure you book your hotels in Heraklion well in advance.